Hi Everyone 👋🏻
Just wanted to touch base before we head into the big week of Cody’s 5 day cycle.
After getting home on Thursday May 23rd, Cody had a pretty rough weekend. The chemo cocktail was 3 in 1 through an IV push so it was A LOT in a short amount of time. It took about a full week for him to feel better and to have a full appetite back. By last Friday, he felt good enough to go out to his Grandparents place to go fishing.
He’s felt pretty good this whole week. We aren’t expecting this every time since this will be the longest gap he has between treatments now that he has his port.
Speaking of the port, he had that installed on Thursday at U of M. It was about an hour long procedure but will make treatment and IV’s much easier since they won’t have to stab his arm veins any more (they missed a few times on May 22nd and he still has the bruises from that). Other than some soreness, he’s in pretty good spirits and keeps saying he’s like Iron Man now 🙄😂 Unfortunately, he won’t be able to rock Tony Stark’s signature facial hair any time soon as his hair is now starting to fall out.
He also recently went to Dr. Nichole Morris last week Friday who is a Naturopathic Doctor. She has him set up with supplements and a diet that is going to support his body and hopefully reduce the symptoms he experiences during Chemo. She is going to be posting on here a more in-depth explanation of Cody’s restrictions as we are trying to support his body, not create more inflammation within his body.
So next up is Cycle 2 Monday-Friday. It is a combo of 2 different chemos that are different than the 1st cycle. We have no idea how his body will react to this round so we ask for prayers of comfort and relief from nausea again this time.
We have received such an amazing outpouring of love and support and we appreciate it more than you know. Thank you so so much for everything ❤️
If all goes well, you won’t be hearing from me for another week or two! 🤞🏻
Have a great weekend!